On This Day

Famous Birthdays on January 8 (Part 2)

  • 1968 Ami Dolenz, American actress (General Hospital, Can't Buy Me Love), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1968 Brian Johnson, American catcher (San Diego Padres), born in Oakland, California
  • 1968 Mark Duane Croghan, American 3k steeplechase athlete (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1968 Paul Carey, American baseball infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968 Keith Mullings, American boxer (WBC and lineal light middleweight titles 1998), born in Manchester Parish, Jamaica (d. 2021)
  • 1969 Brian Boehringer, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1969 Maria Salgueiro, Portuguese folk and world music singer, and songwriter (Madredeus, 1987-2007), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1969 Jeff Abercrombie, American bassist, born in Kenton, Tennessee
  • 1969 Teresa Salguerio, Portuguese singer (Madredeus), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1970 Darryl Williams, American NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks, Cin Bengals), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1970 Jon Klemm, Canadian NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1971 Billy Joe Hobert, American NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders), born in Puyallup, Washington
  • 1971 Brook Lee, American actress & model (Miss Hawaii 1997, Miss USA 1997, Miss Universe 1997), born in Pearl City, Hawaii
  • 1971 Darren Langdon, Canadian NHL left wing (NY Rangers), born in Deer Lake, Canada
  • 1971 Jason Giambi, American baseball infielder (Oakland A's), born in West Covina, California
  • 1971 Roosevelt Potts, American NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts), born in Rayville, Louisiana
  • 1971 Pascal Zuberbühler, Swiss footballer, born in Frauenfeld, Switzerland
  • 1972 Brandie Burton, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1993, 98), born in San Bernardino, California
  • 1973 Mark Knight, British musician, born in Brighton, England
  • 1974 Arjan Blaauw, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen), born in Stadskanaal, Netherlands
  • 1975 Vitali Yachmenev, American NHL right wing (LA Kings), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • 1975 DJ Clue, American DJ & producer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1975 Harris Jayaraj, Indian music composer, born in Chennai, India
  • 1976 Jenny Lewis, American actress (Becky-Life With Lucy), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1976 Carl Pavano, American baseball player, born in New Britain, Connecticut
  • 1977 Ryan Frances, American actor (Trevor-Sisters), born in Los Angeles County, California
  • 1977 Amber Benson, American actress, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1977 Ron Pederson, Canadian actor, born in Edmonton, Canada
  • 1977 Lee Yoo-jin, Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1978 Boris Avrukh, Israeli chess grandmaster, born in Karaganda, Kazakhstan
  • 1979 Sarah Polley, Canadian actress (Sweet Hereafter), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1979 Sequoyah, chimpanzee (son of Washoe)
  • 1979 Adrian Mutu, Romanian footballer, born in Călinești, Romania
  • 1979 Stipe Pletikosa, Croatian footballer, born in Split, Croatia
  • 1979 Seol Ki-hyeon, South Korean footballer, born in Jeongseon County, South Korea
  • 1980 Rachel Nichols, American actress, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1981 Jeff Francis, Canadian baseball player, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1981 Xie Xingfang, Chinese badminton player, born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1982 Gaby Hoffman, American film actress (Field of Dreams, Uncle Buck, Now & Then), born in NYC, New York
  • 1982 Emanuele Calaiò, Italian footballer, born in Palermo, Italy
  • 1982 John Utaka, Nigerian footballer, born in Enugu, Nigeria
  • 1982 Wil Francis, American singer, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1983 Chris Mordetzky, American wrestler, born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1983 Felipe Colombo, Argentine-Mexican actor & singer, born in Mexico City, Mexico

Kim Jong-un

1983 Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of North Korea (2011-), born in Pyongyang, North Korea

  • 1984 Jeff Francoeur, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1985 Rachael Lampa, American singer, born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1986 Jaclyn Linetsky, Canadian actress, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2003)
  • 1986 David Silva, Spanish footballer, born in Arguineguín, Spain
  • 1986 Peng Shuai , Chinese tennis player (1st Chinese player to reach No.1 ranking), born in Xiangtan, China

Cynthia Erivo

1987 Cynthia Erivo, British actress (Harriet Tubman) and singer-songwriter, born in London, England

  • 1988 Adam T. Siska, American musician
  • 1990 Maci Wainwright, American singer, born in Edmond, Oklahoma
  • 1991 Asuka Hinoi, Japanese singer, born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1992 Shahdon Winchester, Trinidadian soccer winger (27 caps; Murciélagos), born in Princes Town, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2019)
  • 1993 Klara Söderberg, Swedish pop-country-folk singer-songwriter (First Aid Kit - "Emmylou"), born in Enskede, Sweden